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Poster: light into ashes Date: Oct 31, 2008 6:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: jerry shows from 1968...

Unfortunately these shows aren't in the Dead section here since they're considered "Jerry" tapes - these are mostly, as far as I recall, very unremarkable 12-bar blues jams - but here's some info:

5/21/68 Carousel Ballroom -
Jam [17:35] ; Good Shepherd [8:44] ; Jam [11:17] ; My Babe [7:29] ; My Baby Told Me [3:32] ; Key to the Highway [5:18]
This circulates as "Tuesday Night Jam" with: Jerry Garcia, Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, Elvin Bishop, Steve Miller, Mickey Hart, and Will Scarlett.

7/28/68 Rancho Olompali
- 3/5 of a Mile in 10 Seconds Jam (29:50)
- Jerry Garcia, Jack Casady, Mickey Hart

10/21/68 - This is simply a mislabel for 12/16/68 (you can tell if it has two long 40-minute jams with Jack Casady). However, to confuse things, 12/24/68 and 10/28/69 have also circulated under this false date. These are a couple posts from a few years ago that illustrate how hard it is to date things:
http://www.mail-archive.com/deadlists@nemesis.cs.berkeley.edu/msg02848.html
http://www.mail-archive.com/deadlists@nemesis.cs.berkeley.edu/msg02865.html

12/24/68 Matrix - Jam [30:56]
The tapes circulating with this date are from a "Hartbeats" show, with Harvey Mandel. This jam has previously circulated as "Set 3" of 12/16/68.
The partial set formerly circulated, but this is the setlist for the complete recording, something like 90 minutes:
1. Jam (fades in)
2. You Got To Feel It
3. 3 O Clock In The Morning
4. She's A Mojo Worker
5. Jam (cut)
Guests: Harvey Mandel (guitar) , Elvin Bishop (guitar) , Steve Miller (organ) , Gordon Chambers (drums)

And don't forget:
10-28-1969 Jefferson Airplane House, San Francisco, CA
Jam Session
1. Been All Around This World [04:00]
2. Big Boss Man [06:28]
3. Jam (Stormy Monday Theme) [13:57]
4. Slow Blues [07:19]
5. Jam [05:28]
6. Jam [19:19]
Total: [56:34]
Jerry Garcia - Guitar
Jorma Kaukonen - Guitar
Jack Cassady - Bass
Mickey Hart - Percussion
Spencer Dryden - Percussion

And of course you'll know about this one:
12/15/70 Matrix - Garcia & Friends
SET 1 - [45:44] [0:45] ; Alabama Bound [4:13] ; Eight Miles High Instrumental [4:27] ; Eight Miles High [3:53] ; Cowboy Movie [8:32] ; [1:32] ; Wall Song [7:39] ; [1:52] ; Bertha [9:19] ; Bird Song [3:32]
SET 2 - [1:07:50] Drop Down Mama [4:06] ; [0:21] ; Cowboy Movie [9:42] ; [1:10] % Triad [9:39] ; [0:05] % Wall Song [7:49] ; [0:42] ; Bertha [4:06] ; [1:09] ; Deep Elem Blues [6:48] ; [2:23] ; Motherless Children [8:38] ; [0:33] ; Laughing [10:18] ; [0:21]
This is Crosby, Garcia, Lesh & Hart, sometimes known as David And The Dorks. SET 1 is an afternoon rehearsal and soundcheck. SET 2 is the live set.
The first four tunes are all Crosby's. The Jam out of Triad is choice. Bertha is a very early version with a few bungled lyrics. Deep Elem Blues is a unique arrangement heavily influenced by Crosby's rhythm guitar.